Raspberry and Almond Spelt Cake

20170702124957Don’t be put off by the unusual ingredients – this makes a lovely moist cake. You can read more about the background to this cake (and a few baking tips) in this blog post “You can eat cake for breakfast“.

Ingredients:

100g butter

1 cup caster sugar

1 tablespoon  demerara sugar

2 eggs (beaten)

1 cup full fat yoghurt (I use Yeo Valley)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

zest of half an orange

1 and 1/2 cups spelt flour (I use Sharpham Park)

1/2 cup  ground almonds

2 tsp baking powder

2 cups frozen raspberries (use from frozen or substitute fresh)

1/2 cup flaked almonds

Preheat your oven to Gas 5 or equivalent. Grease and line a 25cm round cake tin.

Cream the butter and sugar, slowly add the eggs. Beat in the yoghurt, vanilla extract and orange zest.  Using a wooden spoon, gradually add the flour, ground almonds and baking powder, mix gently until all the ingredients are combined.

Spoon half the mixture into the cake tin, sprinkle over 1 cup of raspberries. Add the remaining mixture to the cake tin and sprinkle over the remaining raspberries. Top with the flaked almonds and demerara sugar.

Bake for 45 – 60 mins. The cake is done when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes before removing from the tin and leave on a cooling rack until cold.

  • Connect with me

  • I’m Tracey Todhunter. I’m a freelance writer. specialising in green / ethical living – with a “sideline” in craft!

  • Follow Baking and Making on WordPress.com
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • The gooseberries are plump and tart - perfect for gin! This is my favourite summer gin. Add a few elderflowers if you like. Freeze the gooseberries first so they release their flavour. 
#gooseberries #gin #girlgardener #eatwhatyougrow #ediblegarden #permaculture #countrywisdom #slowliving #summerinaglass #homesteading #greenliving #slowliving #slowfood Borage. I'll be freezing these flowers in ice cube trays for adding to summer Pimms & gin. 
The leaves make a fabulous "tea" to feed tomatoes (mix in a bucket of water with a handful of nettles), it doesn't smell as bad as comfrey feed and much cheaper / greener than the stuff you buy in garden centres!!
#girlgardener #edibleflowers #slowliving #foraging #permaculture #countrywisdom #mygardenrightnow Throwback . Taken on a visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire a couple of weeks ago. Can you read that  card? A valet to whiten your converse! Brought back memories of  whitening my Dunlop green flash in the 70's!!!
#chatsworth #converseallstars #conversetrainers Strange sky tonight. Common hogweed. Even the weeds look beautiful in the sunshine today. The flowers and  stems of this one are destined for the dye pot. There are lots of varieties of hogweed, if in doubt don't touch - the sap is highly irritant, even poisonous in some. 
#hogweed #foraging #ecodye #permaculture  #naturaldye #slowliving #bakingandmaking Everyone loves elderflowers - even the cockchafers (maybugs). Last night we sat in the garden drinking the first batch of elderflower champagne, watching the bats & the moths and listening to a blackbird serenading us. The hedgerows are full of elderflowers & champagne is easy to make (easier than cordial), if you have white wine vinegar, lemons & sugar. Click on the link in my bio and type "elderflower champagne" in the search bar. 
#wildfermenation #elderflower #elderflowercordial #elderflowerchampagne #foraging #slowliving #bakingandmaking #cockchafer #wildyeast #permaculture
  • Previously on the blog…

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Currently Reading (not sponsored): No Serial Number

  • Products I love (not sponsored): 9 Meals from Anarchy Veg Stock

  • Engaging the Public with Climate Change (Co Author):

  • Crochet: Learn It, Love It (Author)

  • Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet (Author):

  • The Drift Collection (Contributor):

  • Whimsical Hats (Contributor):

  • Hand Made (Contributor):

  • Dorling KIndersely Guide to Crochet (Contributor)

  • The Legal Stuff:

%d bloggers like this: